Fitness Opinions

Things to Consider When Hiring a Personal Trainer

There is a lot of decision making that has to be done these days. Brand name or off-brand, home cooked meal or takeout,  the Two Towers or Return of the King, the list goes on and on. 

With a bevy of big time choices comes important decisions that will dictate your behaviors. So when it comes to hiring a personal trainer, consider what you value currently before selecting the right person for the job.  

If you’re hiring a personal trainer you are clearly invested in your health and well-being. Therefore you should evaluate the options that best suit your goals and needs. Not every personal trainer will be the right fit for you. I’m here to tell you to do some research before you pick the first person that comes up on your personal trainers near me search on Google. 
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7 Steps to Kickstart Your Fitness Routine

Every year around New Years, like clockwork, there seems to be a big uptick in gym memberships, dieting, and goals related to health and fitness. The task of incorporating this into your lifestyle can be daunting, and straight up impossible for some people to build the momentum to even start.

I agree that starting a fitness journey is hard. If it were easy every person would be crushing their goals and squashing the percentage of obesity related health risks that we have in this country. I’m not writing to talk about that. I’m writing to give you some simple, actionable steps to make this process just a little bit easier. These are a list of habits that I’ve used with a number of clients over the years to help facilitate their progress and to keep personal fitness as part of their lifestyle.  read more

Overrated/Underrated: Thoughts On The Fitness Industry

After spending the better part of a decade navigating through the fitness industry from a novice to advanced lifter to trainer for the last 5 years,  it’s remarkable to see some of the trends that have pervaded this space. As consumers we are solely responsible for the information that is perpetuated. Unfortunately, the nature of the fitness space sits on the highest highs and the lowest lows without much thought taken to what may come in between some of the most polarizing topics. The purpose of this article is to share some thoughts with regards to the current landscape. I’ll contrast some of the most overrated things I’ve seen along with some of the most drastically underrated. This won’t be an exhaustive list but will cover plenty. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised… read more